Surfers Paradise Sports Bars

Jared Jeffery

01 Mar, 2022, 1:50 pm



Surfers Paradise Sports Bars 

Picture this: it’s your team’s game night and you’re with all your best mates in Surfers Paradise. Everyone is seriously keen to catch all the action somewhere with live coverage, big screens, the coldest of beers and some seriously epic food to match. It’s the dream set up, right?! 

Seeking down the ideal establishment sounds like a pretty straightforward task, but it’s actually a little tricker than you may think. It’s not that there’s a lack of venues. The issue is more about knowing where to go, when to be there and how to get there. But, once you do come across these places, you’ll be oh-so-glad you did. 

Luckily for you, we’ve done our homework. We’ve spent countless lunches, afternoons, evenings and late nights sniffing out the team to pick out which ones are worth all the hype and which ones aren’t quite up to scratch. What we found along the way is that Surfers Paradise seriously punches above its weight when it comes to sports bars. In fact, they’ve got some incredibly epic joints that you’ll want to keep coming back to time and time again. 

To save you having to do the rounds and conduct your own research, we’ve compiled a list of the best sports bars in Surfers Paradise to get amongst all the action, show your support for your team, and sink plenty of cold beers with all your mates. All we can tell you, is that you’re not going to be disappointed. 

Read on to find the best sports bars in Surfers Paradise. 


Top Sports Bars in Surfers Paradise 

The Cavill Hotel 

Put simply, The Cavill Hotel just ticks so many boxes. The entire space has undergone a transformation and the new-and-improved version of this venue now boasts a modern fit-out, super exciting dining options and state of the art live sporting facilities. It’s all new and you’re going to absolutely love it. 

While it’s a crowd favourite all week-long, every month of the year, things go up a notch when it comes to game day. Book a table for you and your mates for the opportunity to catch your team play on the big screen while enjoying a delicious gastro-pub meal. From share plates and pizzas to burgers and seafood, there’s something for every craving, dietary requirement and preference. You’re in luck if your game happens to fall between 12pm and 3pm on a Sunday, because you can treat yourself to an espresso martini or aperol spritz and three-hour grazing package for just $49 per person. You can also indulge in the expansive range of beverages on offer or tempt your luck in the excellent TAB facilities. 

Where: 46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise 


The Avenue 

The Avenue has been the heart of Surfers Paradise nightlife since it first opened its doors in the mid-80s. While plenty has changed over that time, one thing remains firm – the team behind the venue is just as committed to putting on a good time for every single person that walks through the doors. No matter what night you’re going out, there’s always something that happens. 

But when game day rolls around, you know you’re in for a real treat. The vibrant music, entertainment and never-ending drink specials really set the tone for an epic session watching the next big fight or cheering on your team as they run onto the field for the game of the season. If you’re looking to soak up all the beer you’ll inevitably drink, you’re in luck too. Their menu offers Italian influenced New York style food with pizzas, pasta, burgers, ribs and amazing steaks and salads. You can’t stop by The Avenue without experiencing the brewery’s fresh tank beer either. They’ve won awards for Carlton United Brewery for the best beer on tap in Australia, so you know you’re onto something good here. No matter the sporting occasion, you’ll find it live and in high definition right here on the big screen. 

Where: 3 -5 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise


Surfers Paradise Beer Garden

If you’re a Gold Coast raised child of the 90s or you even just visited the region during this time, there’s a good chance a fair chunk of your time was lost of the dance floor of the iconic Surfers Paradise Beer Garden. Commanding the best place on all of Cavill Avenue, ‘The Beery’ is an OG garden bar, music and sporting venue for all. Since a seriously impressive multi-million dollar renovation in recent years, they’ve reopened their doors and it’s even bigger and better than ever. 

Today, the Beer Garden offers an entire roof, where you can bask in the sun while enjoying the gorgeous Gold Coast sunshine and salty breezes that come with life in Surfers Paradise. The trendy white and wood paneling, nautical accents and festoon lights create the perfect back drop for you to kick back and just soak up all the good vibes. When paired with the huge screens, live streamed sporting events and seriously kick-ass drinks menu, is there any where else you’d rather be to watch your team take it home. If you’re got some extra time before or after your game, we suggest snagging a picnic table and umbrella so that you can sip your way through a few of the creative cocktails while enjoying some top notch pub fare. It’s really the best of the best. 

Where: Corner Cavill and Orchird Avenue, Surfers Paradise 



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